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Dr. Allan Meyers
Professor of Anthropology
Discipline Coordinator of Anthropology

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Faculty-Student Research

Many majors undertake collaborative field or lab research with Eckerd faculty. Participating in research under the guidance of an Eckerd professor allows students to refine their interests and career goals while building valuable skills. These experiences, which often involve international travel and intercultural engagement, provide an important foundation for future employment or postgraduate studies. The subfields below reflect the specialties of faculty in the anthropology program.

Select an anthropology subfield to see examples of faculty-student research projects.

cultural anthropology biological anthropology archeaology

Students at Eckerd find a variety of opportunities for joining faculty-led research on campus or abroad. Aside from independent projects and senior theses within the discipline, college-wide programs such as Ford Apprentice Scholars and Freshman Research Associateships exist to support undergraduate research.

The Eckerd Experience

Ellie Finkenaur '15, Anthropology and Spanish double major with a minor in Latin American Studies, was the 2015 recipient of the Ken Keeton Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement, the highest honor of the Comparative Cultures Collegium. Her senior thesis explores life history narratives of Maya-speaking women in Yucatan, Mexico. A member of Lambda Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, Ellie is currently working for the Ministry of Education in Spain as a Language and Culture Assistant in the province of Galicia.

Life After Eckerd

Eckerd anthropology graduates have an outstanding record of achievement in graduate school, civil service, and multiple career fields. In the last decade, our alumni have entered graduate and professional programs across the country in a variety of disciplines. Learn more.